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July 10, 2015

Public input welcomed on draft revisions to High School and Athletic Codes of Conduct

District launches new e-mail address for public comments


On July 7, the Board of Education held a public hearing on draft revisions to the Niskayuna High School Code of Conduct and the Athletic Code of Conduct. Feedback will continue to be welcomed on the changes under consideration. The Board is expected to adopt the revised codes at its August meeting.

Mark-up versions outlining the draft revisions can be accessed as PDF documents at the following links:

- Niskayuna High School Code of Conduct

- Athletic Code of Conduct

Public comments on the Codes of Conduct should be submitted to the e-mail address by July 31. Please put "Code of Conduct" in the subject line.

Some of the most substantive changes in the High School Code of Conduct focused on the dress code (pages 10-11) and the use of mobile devices (page 17-18).

Changes in the Athletic Code of Conduct included a clearer language about the process for reporting and investigation of alleged violations (page 8). The Board is also considering changes in the section that governs transportation home from athletic contests other than on a district bus with the team (page 16).

Both documents have been revised to include prohibitions on synthetic narcotics, e-cigarattes/vapor products. Many other changes focused on improved clarity.